ভয়েস অফ অ্যামেরিকা ▪ Banglaসংবাদের একটি নির্ভরযোগ্য মাধ্যম

15 জুলাই 2009 

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৪৫টি ভাষায় সংবাদ
Election Commission Takes a Decision on how to deal with Defaulters


Bangladesh Parliament
Bangladesh Parliament
The Election Commission decided today that the next  action on registered political parties' probable failure to comply with the law to submit party constitutions to the commission by July 25.

Political parties were asked to bring changes in their constitutions to ensure democratic practice and  financial  transparency within themselves. This is a criteria for getting registered with the Election Commission.

Six months after the first  ninth parliament's first sitting, parties had pledged that they would make the necessary changes and submit them. Since then, the EC has registered 39 political parties.

However, after the election, the parties overlooked their vows and have yet to make the changes and submit them.

The parties are seeking more time but the EC is reluctant to extend the date without amending the Representation of the People Order.

The second session of parliament was prorogued on July 9 and the next session is likely to begin early September. So, if the government wants to amend the RPO, the president will have to promulgate an ordinance, which, if done, will be the first ordinance under the Awami League-led alliance government.

Meanwhile, in a hurried move the ruling AL has decided to hold its council on July 24 to ratify the provisional changes in its constitution. The main opposition BNP has stated that it will not be possible for it to hold party council within the timeframe.

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